A really nice feature of Gmail is that it allows you to send outgoing message through their servers with the sent messages showing up in your Gmail account. To leverage this functionality, one person has written a VB Script file which easily sends mail through Gmail using your account. This VB Script file can be invoked from the command line to accomplish a variety of tasks.
Here are a few uses I can think of off the top of my head:
- Use a scheduled task to send you (or someone else) an email reminder (as an alternative to signing up for a service to do this).
- Send email messages from inside of batch scripts.
- Modify the script to hardcode the to, subject, message and attachment fields so you can send the configured message and attachment with a double-click or via the Run command.
Tools like this are incredibly useful as they do not require you to install anything and can be modified to use however you may need it.
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